Kaman Aircraft H-2 Seasprite (UH-2 / HH-2 / SH-2)

Naval Utility Helicopter

Kaman SH-2G Navy Poland © Mike Vallentin
Photo ©: Mike Vallentin
The Kaman H-2 Seasprite is a twin-engined ship-based medium utility helicopter produced by the US-American manufacturer Kaman Aircraft Corporation, today Kaman Aerospace Corporation. The main roles of the Kaman Seasprite are freight and passenger transport, search and rescue (SAR) and anti-submarine warfare.
The first variants of the H-2 Seasprite (HU2K-1/UH-2A/UH-2B) were single turboshaft engine powered.
Crew3
Propulsion2 Turboshaft Engines
Engine ModelGeneral Electric T58-GE-8F
Engine Power (each)1007 kW1350 shp
Speed265 km/h143 kts
  165 mph
Service Ceiling6.858 m22.500 ft
Range680 km367 NM
422 mi.
Empty Weight3.193 kg7.040 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight6.033 kg13.300 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)4/4
Main Rotor Diameter13,41 m43 ft 12 in
Tail Rotor Diameter2,46 m8 ft 1 in
Rotor Disc Area141,2 m1520 ft
Length (Fuselage)12,20 m40 ft 0 in
Length15,90 m52 ft 2 in
Height4,72 m15 ft 6 in
First Flight02.07.1959
Production Statusout of production
Total Production>270
ICAO CodeH2
Data for (Version)Kaman SH-2F
VariantsUH-2A (HU2K-1), UH-2B, UH-2C, HH-2C, HH-2D, SH-2D, SH-2F, SH-2G Super Seasprite

[Photo-ID: 13151] Karsten Palt 2016-10-09
Kaman SH-2F Seasprite, United States Navy, 149021, c/n 25, Karsten Palt, 2016Kaman
SH-2F Seasprite
United States Navy
Reg.: 149021
c/n: 25
 
USS Hornet Museum [Alameda, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13152] Karsten Palt 2016-10-09
Kaman SH-2F Seasprite, United States Navy, 149021, c/n 25, Karsten Palt, 2016Kaman
SH-2F Seasprite
United States Navy
Reg.: 149021
c/n: 25
 
USS Hornet Museum [Alameda, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11072] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Kaman SH-2F Seasprite, United States Navy, 150155, c/n 105, Karsten Palt, 2015Kaman
SH-2F Seasprite
United States Navy
Reg.: 150155
c/n: 105
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11073] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Kaman SH-2F Seasprite, United States Navy, 150155, c/n 105, Karsten Palt, 2015Kaman
SH-2F Seasprite
United States Navy
Reg.: 150155
c/n: 105
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 6226] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Kaman SH-2F Seasprite, United States Navy, 150157, c/n 107, Karsten Palt, 2012Kaman
SH-2F Seasprite
United States Navy
Reg.: 150157
c/n: 107
 
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6227] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Kaman SH-2F Seasprite, United States Navy, 150157, c/n 107, Karsten Palt, 2012Kaman
SH-2F Seasprite
United States Navy
Reg.: 150157
c/n: 107
 
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum [San Diego, CA]